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Learning about green energy at Huncote Grange



25 July 2014 14:25:51|News,Renewables

Learning about green energy at Huncote Grange


Darren Edwards

Professionals, farmers, and landowners were blown away at an event which provided an insight into the benefits of renewable energy technologies.

Renewable energy experts from national property agency Fisher German, which has 14 offices across England, hosted the open evening at Huncote Grange near Enderby in Leicestershire.

The firm advised on and obtained planning for the building of an Enercon E33 wind turbine on the site and visitors were able to get up close and personal with the turbine whilst learning about the many benefits of renewable energy.

More than 60 guests attended the event which was joint hosted with NatWest and Lombard and supported by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

There was also an opportunity for guests to view the roof-mounted solar PV system installed on an adjacent grain store, while taking advantage of a hog roast and makeshift bar.

Darren Edwards, a Partner at Fisher German’s Market Harborough office in the High Street, said: “The Huncote Grange open evening was a huge success.

“It was our first attempt at an on-site marketing event and it demonstrated that there remains a huge appetite among the farming and landowning community to explore diversification opportunities.

“The informal nature of the event provided a relaxed atmosphere and the majority of delegates had a genuine interest in developing wind or solar projects on their own holdings.

“Thankfully, neither the weather nor the wind turbine let us down on a wonderful sunny and windy evening.

“The turbine was operating at near maximum capacity with wind speeds exceeding 11m/sec, compared to the long-term average of 6.5m/sec.

“Client feedback has been very positive with a number of potential new leads coming forward, not just from those that attended on the evening but also from their contacts.

“The returns achievable from renewable energy installations are still among the most attractive investments in the current land and property market and we are going to host a series of open day events over autumn to help demonstrate the opportunities that are available.

“I would welcome any interested parties to come along.”

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